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Canzoni dedicate a Trayvon Martin:
Trayvon Jasiri X
Justice! Godswill
We Are Trayvon Plies
Trayvon Martin Tribute Papoose
Super Life Chaka Khan
Hoodiez Willie D
I wonder why Rick Ross
The Ballad of Trayvon Martin Will Hoge
Justice (if You're 17) Wyclef Jean
No More Innocent People Dying Kamal Imani
Trayvon David Rovics
Sandra's Smile Blood Orange
Call It What It Is Ben Harper
Angel Down Lady Gaga
Sad News Swizz Beat

Trayvon Martin era un ragazzo afroamericano di 17 anni.‎


Il 26 febbraio scorso, mentre passeggiava verso le 19 in una strada di Sanford, Florida, era stato ‎segnalato alla polizia come sospetto da George Zimmerman, un membro di un gruppo di vigilantes ‎della zona chiamato Neighborhood Watch. Zimmerman aveva ritenuto di segnalare la presenza di ‎Martin perché questi si muoveva in modo, a suo dire, sospetto e perché aveva il cappuccio della ‎felpa calato sulla testa (già, pioveva…). Invece di aspettare l’arrivo degli agenti, Zimmerman aveva ‎deciso di agire da solo… Poco dopo Trayvon Martin era morto, ucciso da un colpo di pistola al ‎petto esploso a distanza ravvicinata.‎
L’omicida invocò la legittima difesa e non fu neanche arrestato, anche perché il Florida c’è una ‎legge sulla legittima difesa – chiamata “Stay Your Ground Act”, ossia “Resta al tuo posto” - che è ‎una delle più permissive degli Stati Uniti e che garantisce l’immunità a chi spara anche solo con “il ‎ragionevole timore” di essere in pericolo di vita o di essere ferito gravemente.‎

George Zimmerman
George Zimmerman

A marzo a New York si è svolta una grande manifestazione di protesta per l’assassinio di Trayvon ‎Martin. L’hanno chiamata “Million Hoodie March” perché ogni partecipante era vestito con ‎l’hoodie, la felpa con cappuccio che Travyon indossava quando fu ucciso…‎
Il presidente Obama ha manifestato il suo cordoglio e la sua vicinanza alla famiglia Martin ‎dichiarando: “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon” …‎
Il processo contro Zimmerman è in corso, ma lui si trova in libertà mentre Trayvon Martin, 17 anni, ‎è sotto terra…‎
Come dice il rapper Jasiri X chiudendo la sua canzone Trayvon: “Il messaggio è che solo la vita ‎dei bianchi è protetta in America”.

A boy went to visit his father out of town 
Where he had moved, to an upscale neighborhood
 It rains a lot in Florida, and it was raining on that night 
But everybody says exercise is good
 He went out for a walk to the convenience store 
To go out and bring some candy back
 But some people leave and they never come home 
And that night it was all a one-way track 

For the Neighborhood Watchman was driving his car 
On a rainy night looking for
 A young man who might have a part to play 
In his personal race war 
And what if this trolling vigilante 
Sowing terror on racist whim 
What if when he found this teenage boy 
He instead had found a man more like him 

What if things were different 
Where would he be bound 
What if Trayvon had stood his ground

 When Zimmerman approached in an unmarked vehicle 
When the high school student ran 
What if instead he had stood there in the rain 
With his Skittles and his Arizona can 
What if trying to avoid a conflict with this cracker 
Who was evidently messed up in the head 
Trayvon had said I feel like my life's in danger 
And he had shot this vigilante dead 

Would this hooded youth be gingerly arrested 
Treated for his wounds and then let free
 Would he be hailed as a hero by the NRA 
By Limbaugh, Beck and Hannity 
Would he be found not guilty by any jury in this country 
Would he be allowed to keep his gun 
Or would he be sitting in a prison cell,
watching pundits on the TV saying 
That kid really should've run

Contributed by donquijote82 - 2014/1/28 - 12:08

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